2017 Expert Group Meetings and Panel Discussions


2017 Expert meeting on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
International Expert Group Meeting on the “Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: the role of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and other indigenous-specific mechanisms (article 42)”
25 – 27 January 2017, UN Headquarters, New York
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on 13 September 2017, this Expert Group Meeting serves as an opportunity to assess the impact of the three indigenous mechanisms’ work on implementing the Declaration to date and the challenges that lie ahead, as well as to focus on the specific roles of the indigenous specific mechanisms and how they can, work together more effectively to operationalize the Declaration.


Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to achieve Sustainable Development for All
8-11 May 2017, UN Headquarters, New York
The meeting will build on the review of strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all held during the 55th session of the Commission. The outcomes of the meeting
will contribute to the work of the Commission by providing expert guidance and key input for the preparation of the Report of the Secretary-General on the priority theme.
Further, the meeting will also contribute to the preparation of the comprehensive review on the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty mandated by the General Assembly
resolution 71/241. This segment of the meeting will evaluate progress made over the past decade to eradicate poverty through employment creation.